Dan Straily P CIN 15 hours ago

Straily allowed two runs on five hits, walking three and strikig out five over six innings of a 4-0 loss to the Pirates on Friday night.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Straily (0-1) gave the Reds some much needed quality innings, but he ran into a tough opponent in Juan Nicasio who combined with three relievers to notch the shutout. Straily is still stretching out, tossing 91 pitches (56 for strikes), but with a 3.38 ERA, he has likely earned himself a regular turn in the rotation - at least as long as he can contribute. He'll get the Giants at home in his next start.

Dan Straily P CIN 6 days ago

Straily couldn't make it out of the fifth inning Saturday against the Cubs, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks through 4.2 innings, striking out five.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Reds rallied in the sixth inning to let Straily off the hook. He needed 97 pitches to get through the outing. If Straily doesn't get skipped for his next start (the Reds have an off-day on Thursday that coincides with his turn in the rotation), he would next pitch at Pittsburgh.

Dan Straily P CIN 2 weeks ago

Straily got a no-decision Monday against the Rockies, going five innings of one-run ball in his first start of the season. He allowed two hits while striking out four and walking two.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Straily was limited to just 76 pitches in the start, but should have a longer leash the next time he takes the mound. Straily has pitched well out of the bullpen this year, striking out eight in 8.1 innings, but he hans't held down a starting job since 2013. For now, Straily will get another start Saturday against John Lackey and the Cubs.

Dan Straily P CIN 2 weeks ago

Straily will start Monday's series opener against the Rockies, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The rumors have thus come to fruition, as Straily replaces Tim Melville in the rotation, at least for the time being. In three relief appearances this season, Straily has given up three runs on three hits and four walks while striking out eight in 8.1 innings.

Dan Straily P CIN 2 weeks ago

The Reds are considering moving Straily into the Reds starting rotation, replacing Tim Melville.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Straily has been employed as the Reds' long reliever and has provided mostly good returns. At the very least, he has more upside than Melville.

Dan Straily P CIN 4 weeks ago

Straily will open the season in a bullpen role for the Reds, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Straily, who was claimed off waivers from the Padres on Friday, will serve as long man out of the bullpen for the Reds, but could be first in line to join the rotation should an opportunity open up. Steve Delabar was assigned to Triple-A Louisville to make room for Straily on the 25-man roster.

Dan Straily P CIN 1 month ago

Straily was claimed off waivers by the Reds on Friday, Jerry Crasnick of Baseball America reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Straily was placed on waivers by the Padres earlier today and already has a new club. The Reds have been crippled by injuries to their starting pitchers this spring, so there's a decent chance that Straily could find a spot in the Cincinnati rotation to begin the season.

Dan Straily P CIN 1 month ago

Straily was placed on waivers by the Padres on Friday, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He was recently acquired from the Astros, and the Padres could keep him if he goes unclaimed, which is a possibility. That said, Straily hasn't done much of late to suggest he could be serviceable as a starter or as a high-end reliever, so fantasy owners should look elsewhere.

Dan Straily P CIN 1 month ago

Straily has been traded to San Diego for Erik Kratz, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Straily has struggled the last two seasons, playing for three different MLB teams (OAK, CHC, HOU) as well as three minor league clubs (Triple-A SAC, Triple-A IOW, Triple-A FRE) and failing to record a sub-four ERA during every tenure. In 2013, Straily made 27 starts for Oakland and posted a solid 3.96 ERA in 152.3 innings of work but he hasn't shown that he can continue to produce those kinds of numbers. The trade to San Diego could offer Straily a chance to regain his 2013 form in a relief role or possibly a starter role if somebody gets hurt.

Dan Straily P CIN 1 month ago

Straily tossed four hitless innings during Friday's Grapefruit League contest against the Braves, walking one while striking out four.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Straily, who is out of options and competing with Wandy Rodriguez for the Astros' final bullpen spot, certainly made the decision between the two pitchers difficult with his strong performance Friday. He had been struggling in camp prior to the outing, but a decision will be made soon as Rodriguez has an opt-out in his minor league contract on Saturday.